string(19) "edanmdm:fsg_F1900.8" Karatsu ware bowl (formerly with lid) - National Museum of Asian Art

Karatsu ware bowl (formerly with lid)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1700-1760
  • Geography

    Takeo or Ureshino, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 9.8 × 12.8 cm (3 7/8 × 5 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1900.8
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1900.8

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea-bowl, cylindrical; deep, retired foot.
    Clay: hard, grayish.
    Glaze: brilliant gray-brown, minutely crackled; disintegrated at bottom of bowl.
    Decoration: cream slip applied with brush.
  • Provenance

    To 1900
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1900 [1]
    From 1900 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1900 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 669, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Korean Influences on Japanese Slip-Decorated Ceramics (February 16, 1984 to November 9, 1984)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Takeo or Ureshino, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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